Acetylcarnitine

 

 

 

 

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS A Ė Z

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

 

A

 

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Acetylcarnitine

Description:  Acetylcarnitine is a modified form of the amino acid-like substance L- carnitine. This nutrient is readily absorbed across the blood-brain barrier and is used to make the brain neurotransmitter acetylcholine. L-carnitine transports fatty acids into the cell mitochondria for energy production. Acetylcarnitine allows for energy production within brain cells. This supplement is mainly used to enhance cognitive function. Studies have found that it delays the progression of early- stage Alzheimer's disease.

Indications:  Age-related cognitive decline, Alzheimerís disease, amenorrhea, depression, infertility (male) and peripheral neuropathy.

Precautions:  Side effects are uncommon, although skin rash, body odor, and digestive upset have been reported.

Dosage: Take 1,500 to 3,000 mg daily.

 

 

Acidophilus

Description: Lactobacillus acidophilus is known as a probiotic. It is a beneficial bacteria that   inhabits several areas of the body, including the mouth, the throat, the lungs, the digestive tract, the urinary tract, and the vagina. Acidophilus produces substances called bacteriocins, which act as a natural antibiotic to destroy or keep harmful microorganisms in check. It also helps break down undigested fiber from fruits, vegetables, and milk sugar (lactose). This good type of bacteria Is also involved in the manufacturing of vitamins and amino acids. Acidophilus also helps with the proper detoxification of hormones and other substances.

Indications:  Cancer prevention, candidiasis, canker sores, constipation, eczema,

Precautions: People with candida overgrowth may notice die-off symptoms, including nausea, diarrhea, bloating when they first begin acidophilus supplementation. If you use antibiotics, take acidophilus at least two hours away from the antibiotics dose.

Dosage:  Adults should take a product containing at least 4 billion active organisms twice a day, thirty minutes after a meal.

 

 

Activated Charcoal

Description:  Activated charcoal is used to reduce digestive flatulence and also to absorb harmful toxins, including infectious agents that cause diarrhea.

Indications:   Diarrhea, flatulence and toxin absorption.

Precautions: Take it with a large glass of water, two hours away from other medications and supplements.

Dosage:  Take 500 to 1,000 mg three times daily for up to three days.

 

 

Adrenal Extract

Description:  Adrenal extracts are supplements derived from bovine adrenal glands or the adrenal cortex. They may contain minute amounts of naturally occurring corticosteroids. Some researchers believe that the nutritional profile, including RNA and polypeptides, supports human adrenal gland function. In the human body, the adrenal glands are located on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands are responsible for producing stress hormones such as cortisol, to control the effects of stress and inflammation. Fatigue is the most common reason to take adrenal extract supplements.

Indications:  Allergies, arthritis, autoimmune conditions and fatigue.

Precautions:  Sensitive individuals may experience anxiety, irritability, headache, or insomnia.

Dosage: Take 1 to 2 capsules or tablets two to three times daily on an empty stomach.

 

 

Alanine

Description:  Alanine is a nonessential amino acid that helps to build protein. It is used as a nutritional supplement to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement.

Indications:  Prostate enlargement

Precautions: People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Men with prostate enlargement can supplement 390 to 780 mg per day, along with the amino acids glycine and glutamic acid at the same dosages.

 

 

Amino Acids

Description: Amino acids are the individual building blocks of protein. There are approximately twenty different amino acids. Ten of the amino acids are known as "essential amino acids," which means that our body cannot manufacture them, so it is essential that we consume them in our diets. The remaining ten nonessential amino acids can be manufactured in the body.

Indications:  Amino acid supplements are used for a variety of conditions.

Precautions: People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Generally, take 250 to 500 mg three times daily, between meals.

 

 

Androstenedione

Description:  Androstenedione is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body. It is currently available as a supplement and is popular among bodybuilders and athletes. Studies have shown this hormone to increase testosterone levels in women.

Indications: Menopausal or postmenopausal women with low estrogen or testosterone levels.

Precautions:  Androstenedione and related supplements should be used only with a doctorís guidance.

Dosage: Take l00 to 300 mg daily.

 

 

 

Arginine

Description: Arginine is one of the better-studied amino acids that have been shown to be helpful for several conditions.

Indications:  Angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, HIV, impotence infertility,   surgical recovery and wound healing.

Precautions: People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional. Arginine should not be used by people with oral or genital herpes.

Dosage: Dosage recommendations vary, depending on the condition. Most conditions require anywhere from 3 to 20 grams daily.

 

 

 

Top

B

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Bee Pollen

Description: Bee pollen is the pollen produced by flowering plants, which clings to bees as they gather nectar. Bee pollen contains many vitamin and minerals, as well as flavonoids such as rutin and quercitin. It is thought that the minute amounts of pollens desensitize a person for the same pollen allergies.

Indications:  Allergies (mainly, hay fever), fatigue and immune support.

Precautions:  People who are allergic to bee stings should avoid bee pollen. To make sure you are not allergic to a bee pollen product, try a minute amount first on the skin or  the tip of the tongue before beginning a regular dosage.

Dosage: Take 500 to 1,000 mg daily.

 

 

Bentonite

Description: Bentonite is a type of clay that is used internally and externally to absorb toxic substances. It is often a component of "colon cleansing" protocols.

Indications: Colon cleansing and ingestion of toxic substances.

Precautions: Take it three hours away from any medication or supplement. It is best used short term, and you must drink 8 to 16 ounces of water with each teaspoonful to prevent constipation or bowel obstruction.

Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful daily or as directed by a health-care practitioner.

 

 

Beta Glucan

Description: Beta glucan refers to a type of polysaccharide that is extracted from the cell walls of medicinal mushrooms, oats, barley, and baker's yeast. The structure and the activity of various beta glucans differ, depending on the source.

Indications:  Blood sugar balance, high cholesterol and immune support.

Precautions: Immune-enhancing beta glucan products should be avoided by people who are on immunosuppressant medications.

Dosage: Dosage recommendations vary greatly, depending on the product. Follow the label recommendations.

 

 

Beta-Sitosterol

Description: Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol that is used as a supplement to lower cholesterol and reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement.

Indications: High cholesterol and prostate enlargement.

Precautions: This supplement appears to be very safe, with no known precautions.

Dosage:  Doses of up to 10 grams are used for high cholesterol, and up to 130 mg daily are used for prostate enlargement.

 

 

Betaine Hydrochloride

Description: This hydrochloric acid (HCL) supplement is derived from sugar beets. It is used to increase stomach acid levels for people who have an HCL deficiency.

Indications:  Acne, anemia, arthritis, candidiasis, fatigue, gallstones, inflammatory bowel disease and skin rashes.

Precautions: People with a history of heartburn, gastritis, or reflux should use caution.

Dosage: Take l or more capsules with each meal. Reduce the dosage if you feel a warming or burning sensation in your stomach.

 

 

Boric Acid

Description:  Boric acid is a substance that's mainly used for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections. It is available in suppository or powder form. It has also been shown to shorten the duration of cold sores, when applied topically.

Indications: Cold sores and vaginal yeast infections.

Precautions: Boric acid should never be ingested internally, especially by children. It should also never be applied topically to the skin of infants and children. Do not use boric acid on open wounds.

Dosage:  Boric acid suppositories are used intra-vaginally by inserting 1 to 2 capsules (300-500 mg each) nightly, for up to two weeks.

 

 

Bovine Cartilage

Description: This is cartilage extracted from cow trachea. This connective tissue contains collagen, mucopolysaccharides, calcium, sulfur, and proteins. It is mainly used for arthritis.

Indications:  Arthritis

Precautions: There are no good data on precautions or concerns with supplementing bovine cartilage.

Dosage: A typical dosage is 1,000 to 3,000 mg three times daily.

 

 

Branched-Chain Amino Acids

Description: The three branched-chain amino acids include L-isoleucine, L-leucine, and L- valine. They are referred to as branched-chain because of their chemical structure. They are essential amino acids, meaning that the body cannot manufacture them, so they must be present in the diet. They play a key role in maintaining and building muscle tissue.

Indications:  Athletic training and performance, liver cirrhosis and phenylketonuria.

Precautions: People with Lou Gehrig's disease, arnylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), should avoid supplementation unless instructed to do so by a health-care professional. People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage:  The typical daily dosage is 50 mg per 2.2 pounds of (kg) body weight.

 

 

Brewer's Yeast

Description:  Brewer's yeast is made from the dried, pulverized cells of a type of fungus known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It is rich in B vitamins, chromium, amino acids, and selenium. Real brewer's yeast has a bitter taste.

Indications: Diabetes, diarrhea, fatigue and high cholesterol.

Precautions: Brewer's yeast is a safe supplement to use, although occasional reports of allergic reaction occur. Caution should be used for people on diabetic drugs, as the chromium in brewer's yeast may lower the requirement for these medications.

Dosage: Take 1 to 2 tablespoons daily.

 

 

 

 

Top

C

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Carnitine

Description:  L-carnitine is an amino acid-like substance that is responsible for transporting   fatty acids into the mitochondria (energy factories) of cells to produce energy. Carnitine is manufactured from the amino acids in the body. The richest food source is red meat. It has also been shown to have several benefits for cardiovascular system problems, such as congestive heart failure and high triglycerides.

Indications:  Angina, anorexia, athletic performance, cardiomyopathy, chronic fatigue syndrome, congestive heart failure, diabetes, heart attack recover, high  cholesterol, HIV, intermittent claudication, kidney disease, diver disease and male infertility.

Precautions: There is no toxicity with L-carnitine, but it should not be taken along with the drug pentylenetetrazol.

Dosage:Take 1,000 to 3,000 mg daily.

 

 

Carnosine

Description: This antioxidant substance is composed of the amino acids histidine and alanine. It occurs naturally in the body, especially in muscle, the brain, and the heart, as well as in food. Nerves and muscle cells contain high levels of carnosine. A zinc- carnosine complex has been shown to be effective against Helicobacter pylori infection.

Indications:  Antioxidant support, diabetes, hepatitis C (zinc L-carnosine form), peptic ulcer (zinc L-carnosine form) and wound healing.

Precautions:  No side effects have been reported.

Dosage: A dosage of 150 mg (zinc carnosine complex) twice daily is recommended for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection. Otherwise, up to 1,500 mg of carnosine  can be used daily as an antioxidant.

 

 

Cetyl Myristoleate (CMO)

Description: CMO is a fatty acid substance that occurs in certain animals and is used as an anti-inflammatory supplement for arthritis.

Indications: Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis

Precautions: Too high of a dosage may cause diarrhea. The safety of CMO has not been established for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Dosage: Take 500 mg daily.

 

 

Chlorella

Description: Chlorella is a blue-green algae whole food supplement. It contains more than twenty different vitamins and minerals and is a rich source of amino acids, iron, and chlorophyll. It is commonly used as a daily detoxification supplement.

Indications:  Athlete's support, bad breath, constipation, detoxification, fatigue, heavy metal toxicity and skin conditions (rashes, etc.).

Precautions: No side effects are known.

Dosage: Take 1,000 to 3,000 mg daily.

 

           

Chlorophyll

Description:  Chlorophyll is the pigment that gives plants their green color. It is regarded as a phytonutrient that has antioxidant, detoxifying, blood building, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Indications: Anemia, bad breath and constipation.

Precautions: No side effects are known.

Dosage: Take l00 to 300 mg daily.

 

 

Chondroitin Sulfate

Description: Chondroitin sulfate is a nutritional supplement extract made from cow's cartilage. It consists of glycosaminoglycans, substances that form cartilage. This supplement is mainly used for osteoarthritis.

Indications: Osteoarthritis Sprains/strains

Precautions: Very high dosages may cause nausea.

Dosage: The dosage used to treat osteoarthritis is 1,200 mg daily.

 

 

Colloidal Silver

Description: Colloidal silver refers to silver particles that are suspended in a water solution. Historically, silver was used topically to treat infections and is still used today to prevent eye infections in newborns. This trace mineral supplement appears to have potent antibacterial effects.

Indications:  Bacterial infections, burns and conjunctivitis

Precautions: Colloidal silver products appear to vary greatly in quality and potency. They are best taken on a short-term basis, unless used under the guidance of a doctor. Long-term use of high dosages has been reported to result in a condition known as argyria. This permanent condition is characterized by gray or bluish-gray skin.

Dosage: Take 1 teaspoon daily for up to two weeks. Concentrations vary from 1 part per million to 100 parts per million.

 

 

Colostrum

Description:  Colostrum is the component of breast milk that is formed during the first forty-eight hours after birth. Supplemental colostrum is generally derived from bovine (cow) colostrum. It is rich in antibodies (immunoglobulins) and various growth factors.

Indications: Immune support

Precautions:  No side effects are known.

Dosage:  Take 1000 to 5000 mg daily.

 

 

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Description:  CLA is a varied form of the essential fatty acid linoleic acid. It is found in the red meat of cattle that are fed natural grasses. It is also found in eggs, poultry, and safflower and corn oil. CLA is mainly used as a supplement to reduce body fat.

Indications: Weight loss

Precautions: There are occasional reports of digestive upset.

Dosage:  Take 1,000 mg two to three times daily.

 

 

Creatine

Description:  Creatine is a naturally occurring substance in the body and in foods, which is made up of three amino acids-arginine, glycine, and methionine. Creatine is used by the body's muscle cells to create energy and maintain muscle mass.

Indications:  Athletic support, congestive heart failure and maintaining muscle mass in seniors.

Precautions: Diarrhea and muscle cramping are the most common side effects. People with liver or kidney disease should check with their doctors before using creatine.

Dosage: Take 2 to 5 grams daily.

 

 

Cysteine

Description: Cysteine is a nonessential amino acid that contains the mineral sulfur. It is a component of the antioxidant glutathione and is required for the synthesis of the amino acid taurine. It plays an important role in detoxification and healthy immune system function.

Indications:   Antioxidant support and HIV

Precautions:  Do not use it if you are prone to developing cysteine-related kidney stones. People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Take 500 to 1,500 mg daily.

 

 

 

Top

D

 

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

 

D-Glucarate

Description:  D-glucarate is the supplemental form of glucaric acid, a phytonutrient  ound in fruits and vegetables. D-glucarate is used by the liver to detoxify hormones, as well as carcinogenic agents. This phytonutrient inhibits an enzyme known as beta glucuronidase, which increases toxic hormones that may be reabsorbed into circulation.

Indications: Cancer prevention, detoxification, fibrocystic breast syndrome and PMS.

Precaution: There are no known side effects.

Dosage: Take 400 mg daily.

 

 

DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

Description: DHEA is currently a hormone that is available over the counter. It is the most abundant hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It has several functions, including but not limited to supporting the body's reaction to stress; controlling inflammation; and enhancing the libido, cognitive function, immune modulation, and metabolism. DHEA is a precursor hormone to testosterone and androstenedione.

Indications:  Alzheimer's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, heart disease prevention, immune support, inflammatory bowel disease, menopause and osteoporosis.

Precautions: Too high of a dosage may cause facial hair growth and acne breakout. Pregnant   women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid using DHEA. People with an existing cancer should also avoid it.

Dosage:  A starting dose of 5 to 15 mg is recommended and is increased depending on the clinical situation and laboratory testing.

 

 

DMAE (2-Dimethylaminoethanol)

Description:  DMAE is a substance that has a chemical composition similar to that of choline.  DMAE is used to improve mental alertness and reduce age-related cognitive decline. It has also become popular as a topical agent for skin wrinkles.

Indications: Age-related cognitive decline Alzheimer's disease   and wrinkles.

Precautions:  DMAE is believed to be nontoxic.

Dosage:  Take 100 to 400 mg daily.

 

 

Top

E

 

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Enzymes

Description: Enzymes are protein molecules that are found in every cell. They are required for the life-sustaining enzymatic reactions that occur in the body. Digestive enzymes help to break down food, while metabolic enzymes are involved in energy production, detoxification, immunity, and several other activities. Raw and lightly cooked foods provide enzymes, but there is debate as to whether they really increase the body's endogenous supply. Supplemental enzymes can be taken for a variety of health benefits. There are three main types of supplemental enzymes. Plant enzymes are derived from plants. The most common examples are bromelain from pineapple stems and papain from unripe papayas. Both help you to digest proteins and bromelain has anti-inflammatory effects when taken on an empty stomach. Microbial or fungal enzymes (also sometimes labeled as plant enzymes) are derived from the fermentation of fungus. The enzymes are then purified and available for therapeutic use. These types of enzymes can be used as digestive aids. Protease enzymes break down protein, lipase enzymes are for fats, amylase is for carbohydrates, and many others are available to break   down other food components. Similar to bromelain, microbial-derived protease   enzymes have blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory effects when taken between meals. These types of enzymes tend to have the best stability out of the three categories. The third category is animal enzymes. These enzymes are typically derived from animal organs. For example, pancreatic enzymes are usually derived from a sheep or pig pancreas.

Indications: Arthritis (protease enzymes taken between meals) autoimmune conditions, cancer, candidiasis, celiac disease, colic Digestive disorders (most kinds), food sensitivities, infections and sport injuries.

Precautions: Side effects are uncommon. Protease enzymes are known to aggravate some users who have an active ulcer or gastritis. People taking blood-thinning medication should check with their doctors first before using enzymes. People with chronic candidiasis may experience yeast die-off symptoms, such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating, and so on, when they first begin enzyme supplementation.

Dosage: For digestive support, you would usually take 1 to 2 digestive enzyme complexes with each meal. Individual enzymes may be taken between meals for therapeutic effects. Take as directed by a health-care professional.

 

 

Evening Primrose Oil (EPO)

Description:  Evening primrose oil is rich in an omega-6 fatty acid known as GLA (gamma linolenic acid). GLA has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects and is required for proper brain function.

Indications: Arthritis, attention deficit disorder, fibrocystic breast syndrome, dry skin, eczema, peripheral neuropathy and PMS.

Precautions: Digestive upset and headaches are rare side effects. People with epilepsy should use EPO only under the guidance of a doctor. Evening primrose oil is best taken in conjunction with omega-3 fatty acids, such as fish, flaxseed, or perilla oil.

 

 

Top

F

 

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Fish Oil

Description: Fish oil is the richest source of the omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosa- hexanoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). Both DHA and EPA have anti- inflammatory effects. DHA plays an important role in brain function and joint health. EPA regulates inflammation, the immune system, blood clotting, and circulation.

Indications: Arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides and inflammatory bowel disease

Precautions:  Digestive upset (especially reflux and burping) may occur if the fish oil product is not enteric coated. Fish oil has a mild blood-thinning effect, so consult with your doctor before supplementation if you are on a blood-thinning medication. Some people may have a rise in LDL cholesterol. This can be prevented with garlic supplementation.

Dosage: Take 3 to 5 grams total of EPA and DHA together for therapeutic purposes. Otherwise, take 1 to 2 grams total EPA and DHA together for preventative purposes.

 

 

Flaxseed Oil

Description:  Flaxseed oil is a rich source of alpha linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. Alpha linolenic acid is converted into DHA (docosahexanoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). It is used to reduce inflammation; promote healthy circulation and healthy skin, hair, and nails; as well as to improve constipation. However, it has not been as well studied as fish oil has.

Indications: Arthritis, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary  disease, constipation, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, inflammatory bowel disease and osteoporosis.

Precautions: Too much flaxseed oil can cause diarrhea. Men with prostate cancer should avoid supplementation with flaxseed oil and use ground seeds instead. Flaxseed oil has a mild blood-thinning effect, so consult with your doctor before supplementation if you are on blood-thinning medication.

Dosage:  Take 1 to 2 tablespoons or 8 to 12 capsules daily.

 

 

FOS (Fructooligosaccharides)

Description: FOS refers to short chains of fructose molecules that are incompletely digested by humans. They serve as food or as a probiotic for healthy bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium bifidusm.

Indications: Diabetes, digestive disorders, high cholesterol and immunity.

Precautions: High doses may cause diarrhea. Initial use may increase gas and flatulence, due to alterations in gut flora.

Dosage: Take 2,000 to 3,000 mg daily.

 

Top

G

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

GABA (Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid)

Description: GABA is an amino acid-like substance that has a calming effect on the nervous system. It is naturally produced in the brain from the amino acid glutamate. Nutrition-oriented doctors use it as a calming agent for epilepsy and anxiety.

Indications:  ADHD, anxiety, epilepsy, and muscle tightness

Precautions: GABA should not be combined with pharmaceutical psychiatric or anti-convulsant medications. It is best used under the guidance of a nutrition-oriented doctor.

Dosage: Take 250 to 500 mg three times daily.

 

 

Glandulars

Description:  Glandulars refer to nutritional supplements made from animal tissue or animal issue extracts. Research has found that amino acids, enzymes, and other nutrients from glandular supplements are absorbed into the bloodstream. In addition, minute quantities of hormones are likely present in many glandular products. It is thought that glandular supplements work by supplying minute amounts of hormones and specific nutrition to improve the functioning of the targeted gland. Preparations are available for most glands, such as thyroid, pancreas, adrenals, thymus, and many others. Most products are derived from cow or sheep organs.

Indications: Support for any under-functioning or imbalanced gland.

Precautions: A small percentage of users experience digestive upset. Use organic products, to minimize the likelihood of using a contaminated product.

Dosage:  The typical adult dosage is 1 to 2 capsules or tablets two to three times daily between meals. Take as directed on the label, as product potencies vary.

 

 

Glucosamine

Description:  Glucosamine occurs naturally in the body and is involved in the manufacturing of cartilage. Supplemental glucosamine is mainly derived from the chitin (shell) of shellfish, such as crabs, shrimps, and lobsters. Glucosamine has been shown to support cartilage formation and reduce arthritic pain. The two forms of supplemental glucosamine are glucosamine sulfate and glucosamine hydrochloride. Most of the research to date has been done with the sulfate form.

Indications: Osteoarthritisand sprains/strains.

Precautions: Digestive upset, including diarrhea. Persons who are allergic to shellfish donít normally have a problem, as this reaction is usually to the protein found in the meat of shrimps and in crabmeat. People who are allergic to sulfa drugs do not need to be concerned, as the source of the drugs is different from the mineral sulfur that is part of glucosamine sulfate.

Dosage: Take 1,500 mg daily.

 

 

Glutamic Acid

Description:  Gltamic acid is an amino acid that is suited to build protein and has been studied for the symptoms of prostate enlargement.

Indications:   Prostate enlargement

Precautions: People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Men with prostate enlargement can supplement 390 to 780 mg per day, along with the amino acids glycine and alanine at the same dosages.

 

 

Glutamine

Description: Glutamine is the most abundant and metabolically active amino acid in the body. It also serves as an energy source, because it can be converted to glucose, especially for the cells of the intestinal tract.

Indications: Alcohol withdrawal, athletic performance, HIV, surgical recovery and ulcers.

Precautions: People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Take 1500 to 3000 mg daily.

 

 

 

Glycine

Description: Glycine is an amino acid that is used to build proteins, reduce prostate enlargement symptoms, improve cognitive function, and aid in liver detoxification.

Precautions: A small percentage of users experience digestive upset. Organic products   minimize the likelihood of digestive upset.

Dosage: The typical adult dosage is 1 to 2 capsules or tablets two to three times daily between meals. Take as directed on the label, as product potencies vary.

Indications: Detoxification, Prostate enlargement, schizophrenia

Precautions:  People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage:  Men with prostate enlargement can supplement 390 to 780 mg per day, along with the amino acids glutamic acid and alanine at the same dosages.

 

 

Grapefruit seed extract

Description:  Grapefruit seed extract is, as the name implies, the extract of grapefruit seeds. This supplement is mainly used for the treatment of infections, particularly fungal and bacterial infections. It is also available as a nasal spray to treat sinusitis

Indications:  Infections, irritable bowel syndrome (related to candida overgrowth) and sinusitis

Precautions: The internal use of this supplement should be avoided by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers.

Dosage: Take 10 to 20 drops or 200 mg three times daily.

 

 

Grape Seed Extract

Description:  Grape seed extract is, as the name implies, the extract of grape seeds. This supplement contains a class of flavonoids known as proanthocyanidins. Grape seed is mainly used as an antioxidant and to improve the stability of collagen and elastin, two substances that are important for healthy skin, joints, ligaments, tendons, and blood vessels. It is also used to improve microcirculation throughout the body.

Indications: Antioxidant support, bruising, macular degeneration, retinopathy and varicose vein.

Precautions: No side effects have been reported.

Dosage: Take 50 to 300 mg daily.

 

 

Green Tea

Description: This tea or supplemental extract is derived from the leaves of Camella sinensis, the same plant that is used to make white and black tea. The leaves are lightly steamed and less processed than those of black tea, which accounts for its high antioxidant properties. It has been found to contain very potent antioxidant activity, and it improves detoxification. Green tea is commonly available in liquid, tablet, and capsule form.

Indications: Cancer, cardiovascular disease, detoxification, digestive health, gingivitis, high cholesterol, tooth decay and weight management.

Precautions:  Green tea that has not had the caffeine removed may cause irritability, insomnia, nervousness, and a fast heartbeat. However, these side effects are less common with green tea than with black tea, since it contains an amino acid known as L-theanine, which has a calming effect on the nervous system.

Dosage: Drink up to 10 cups of green tea daily; although 2 to 3 cups daily will provide good antioxidant protection. The supplement form should be standardized to 80 to 90 percent polyphenols and 35 to 55 percent epigallocatechin gallate, the potent antioxidant in green tea.

 

 

Glutathione

Description: Glutathione is a protein made up of the amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. It is one of the most important antioxidants and plays a key role in detoxification. There is concern whether oral glutathione supplements actually are effectively absorbed and utilized in the body It is known that vitamin C, alphalipoic acid, whey protein, and other nutrients increase the blood levels of glutathione.

Indications: Antioxidant, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, emphysema (use the aerosol form) and infertility (male).

Precautions: No side effects have been reported.

Dosage: Take 500 to 1,500 mg daily.

 

 

Top

H

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Histidine

Description: Histidine is an amino acid that is considered nonessential in humans but may be essential in some children.

Indications:  Rheumatoid arthritis

Precautions:People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless  under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Take 250 to 500 mg three times daily between meals.

 

 

Huperzine A

Description: Huperzine A is a substance that is extracted from club moss (Lycopodium  serratum). It has been shown to have some benefit for people with Alzheimer's disease and age-related cognitive decline. Huperzine A prevents the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.

Indications: Age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimerís disease

Precautions: Do not use it if you are currently taking a pharmaceutical medication for Alzheimer's disease.

Dosage: Take l00 to 200 mcg two to three times daily.

 

 

HydroxycitricAcid (HCA)

Description:  Hydroxycitric acid is a compound found in the fruit known as Garcinia cambogia.  Animal but not human studies have found that HCA suppresses appetite and causes weight loss.

Indications:  Weight loss

Precautions: No side effects are known.

Dosage: Take 500 to 1,000 mg three times daily before meals.

 

 

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)

Description: The supplement 5-HTP is an amino acid-like substance used as a precursor to make the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is important for balanced mood, sleep, pain control, and other important functions of the body. This supplement is extracted from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia simplicifolia.

Indications:  Anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, food cravings (carbohydrates), insomnia, migraine headaches and weight loss.

Precautions: Large amounts may cause digestive upset, headaches, or sleepiness. It should not be taken in conjunction with pharmaceutical antidepressant, anti-anxiety, or other psychiatric medications.

Dosage: Take 50 to 100 mg three times daily on an empty stomach.

 

 

Top

I

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Indole-3 Carbinol

Description:  Indole-3 carbinol is a phytonutrient found in cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. Preliminary research has demonstrated anticancer properties. It also supports healthy estrogen metabolism. Studies have shown that it stopped or reduced the formation of precancerous lesions of the respiratory tract and the cervix of the uterus.

Indications: Cancer prevention, cervical dysplasia and estrogen metabolism.

Precautions:  There are no known side effects.

Dosage: Take 400 mg daily.

 

 

Ipriflavone

Description:  Ipriflavone is a synthetic copy of a soy flavonoid known as daidzein. It is used asa supplement for the maintenance and the enhancement of bone density. Animal and human studies have shown that when combined with calcium and other minerals, it stimulates bone building by increasing the cells that form bone (osteoblasts) and reducing the activity of cells that break down bone (osteoclast).

Indications: Hyperparathyroidism, kidney failure (to maintain bone density) and osteoporosis.

Precautions: Digestive upset is the most common side effect, which can be ameliorated by taking ipriflavone with food.

Dosage: Take 600 mg daily.

 

 

Top

J K

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Kelp

Description: Kelp is a type of sea vegetable that's rich in iron and several minerals. It is used as a supplement to support thyroid function.

Indications:  Goiter and hypothyroid

Precautions: People with any type of thyroid disease should check with their doctors before supplementing kelp.

Dosage: Take 2 to 4 capsules daily, or take as directed on the label or as advised by a health-care professional.

 

Top

L

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

 

 

Lutein

Description:  Lutein is a member of the carotenoid family. It has antioxidant activity and is known to be a key component of the macula, an area of the retina that is responsible for vision. It is mainly used as a supplement to prevent and treat macular degeneration.

Indications: Cataracts and macular degeneration.

Precautions: No side effects have been reported.

Dosage: Take 15 mg daily if you have macular degeneration and up to 5 mg daily as a preventative dosage.

 

 

Lycopene

Description: Lycopene is a member of the carotenoid family. It has received much attention because studies have shown that it has a protective effect against prostate and other cancers. Studies have also shown that lycopene enhances immune function and protects against heart disease. Tomatoes, watermelon, and pink grapefruit are all good food sources of lycopene.

Indications: Asthma, atherosclerosis prevention, cancer prevention, immune support, macular degeneration and prostate cancer.

Precautions: No side effects have been reported.

Dosage: Take 5 to 10 mg daily, as a good preventative dosage against cancer. Men with prostate cancer should supplement 30 mg daily.

 

 

L-Theanine

Description:   L-theanine is an amino acid found in green tea. It has a calming and relaxing effect on the body.

Indications:   Anxiety and insomnia

Precautions:  No side effects have been reported. If you are taking pharmaceutical anti-anxiety medications, talk with your doctor first before using this supplement.

Dosage: Take 200 to 400 mg daily.

 

 

Lysine

Description:  Lysine is an essential amino acid that must be obtained in one's diet, as the body cannot manufacture enough of it (gut bacteria synthesize small amounts of lysine). It is found in chicken, cottage cheese, avocados, and wheat germ. It is involved in the growth of children and in bone formation. It is most commonly used as a supplement to prevent and treat herpes outbreaks.

Indications: Cold sores, genital herpes, osteoporosis and shingles

Precautions: High dosages may cause digestive upset.

Dosage: Take 1,500 to 3,000 mg for the treatment of acute herpes outbreaks and 500 to 1,000 mg to prevent herpes outbreaks.

 

 

Top

M

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

 

Malic Acid

Description:  Malic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is found in fruits and vegetables, especially in apples. It helps with the production of ATP within cells for energy production. Some holistic doctors use it as a therapy, along with magnesium, for fibromyalgia and aluminum detoxification.

Indications: Aluminum detoxification, and fibromyalgia

Precautions: There are no known side effects.

Dosage: Take 1,200 to 2,400 mg daily.

 

 

Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCTs)

Description: Medium-chain triglycerides are fatty acids that are found in coconut and palm oil, as well as in butter. They are used by athletes for training and may have mild weight-loss properties. Some nutritionists claim that they support thyroid function. MCTs have been shown to have a mild blood glucose-lowering effect.

Indications: Athletic training, diabetes and hypothyroidism

Precautions: Digestive upset is known to occur for some users. They should be used under a doctor's care if you have diabetes or liver disease.

Dosage: The typical dosage is 15 to 30 grams, although athletes often use 50 grams or more.

 

 

Melatonin

Description: Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in the brainís pineal gland that regulates the body's biological clock and sleep cycles. Melatonin is produced in response to darkness. This hormone has been shown to be helpful for insomnia, seasonal affective disorder, and other mood disturbance.

Indications:  Aging, cancer (breast and prostate), cluster headaches, insomnia and jet lag

Precautions: Pregnant women or nursing mothers should avoid supplementing melatonin unless instructed to do so by their physicians. People with cancer should also consult with their doctors first before supplementing melatonin. Children should not supplement melatonin unless instructed to do so by their doctors. People on steroid medications should avoid taking melatonin unless their doctors feel it is appropriate.

Dosage: Take 0.3 to 0.5 mg as a starting dosage for insomnia and jet lag.

 

 

Methionine

Description:  This essential amino acid is necessary for growth, detoxification, and normal metabolism.

Indications:   Detoxification and support HIV

Precautions:  B vitamins, especially B6, folic acid, and B 12, should be supplemented along with methionine to prevent the build-up of homocysteine, a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a healthcare professional.

 

 

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)

Description: MSM is a naturally occurring component in the body and is found in many foods, especially green vegetables. It is a good source of the mineral sulfur. MSM is used as a supplement primarily to reduce pain and inflammation.

Indications: Allergies, arthritis, asthma, autoimmune diseases, fibromyalgia, hair and nail health, heartburn, muscle spasms and sports injuries.

Precautions:  Rare reports of digestive upset, such as diarrhea, cramping, and stomach upset, occur with too high a dosage. Otherwise, MSM is nontoxic. People on blood- thinning medications should check with their doctors first before using MSM, as it has mild blood-thinning effects.

Dosage: Take 500 to 2,000 mg for preventative purposes and up to 10,000 mg daily for severe pain and inflammatory disorders.

 

 

Top

N

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

 

N-Acetylcysteine

Description: This is a varied form of the amino acid acetylcysteine. It is commonly used to increase the levels of glutathione in the body, for detoxification, and as a mucus thinner.

Indications: Angina Antioxidant support (via glutathione production), bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, gastritis, HIV, pneumonia and postnasal drip

Precautions:  Long-term use may deplete zinc and copper levels. Nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, and abdominal pain have been reported with supplementation. People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Take 500 to 1,500 mg daily.

 

 

NADH (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide)

Description: NADH is the coenzyme form of vitamin B3 (niacin), which plays a role in cellular energy production. Preliminary research has shown NADH to be helpful for chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. It may also hold promise in reducing the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, although these uses have not been proven.

Indications:  Alzheimer's disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and fibromyalgia

Precautions:  NADH appears to be nontoxic.

Dosage: Take 5 to 10 mg daily on an empty stomach.

 

 

 

Top

O

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Ornithine

Description: This amino acid is used in the body for tissue regeneration.

Indications:  Athletic training, liver cirrhosis and wound healing

Precautions: High doses, above 10 grams, may cause digestive upset. People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a healthcare professional.

Dosage: Take 5 to 20 grams daily.

 

 

 

Top

P

 

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

Pectin

Description:  Pectin is a soluble fiber derived from apples, grapefruit, or other citrus fruits.

Indications:  Diabetes and high cholesterol.

Precautions: Pectin supplements may cause digestive upset.

Dosage: Dosages of up to 15 grams a day are used.

 

 

Perilla Oil

Description:  Perilla oil is an extract of the Asian beefsteak plant. It is a rich source of alpha linolenic acid. As with other essential fatty acid supplements like flaxseed oil, perilla oil helps to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and enhance brain function and has several other uses.

Indications:  Allergies, arthritis, cardiovascular disease prevention, inflammatory bowel disease, memory and concentration.

Precautions: Perilla has mild blood-thinning effects. Consult with your doctor before supplementing if you are taking a blood-thinning medication.

Dosage: Take 6000 mg daily.

 

 

Phenylalanine

Description:  This amino acid serves to build protein and acts as a precursor to L-tyrosine, L-dopa, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. L-phenylalanine occurs naturally in foods. The supplemental form, D-phenylalanine (DPA), is not naturally occurring in the body but can be converted into phenylethylamine to elevate mood and decrease pain.

Indications: DPA: Depression Lower back pain, osteoarthritis, parkinsonís disease and rheumatoid arthritis. DLPA: Alcohol withdrawal, and depression.

Precautions:  People with phenylketonuria and tardive dyskinesia must not supplement phenylalanine. Rare instances of heartburn, nausea, and headaches have been reported. People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: DLPA is usually taken at a dosage of 500 mg, two to three times daily between meals. DLPA is used in dosages of up to 3,500 mg daily.

 

 

Phosphatidylcholine (PC)

Description:  Phosphatidylcholine is an extract from lecithin that supplies a form of choline that is used as a building block for cell walls and the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Lecithin contains anywhere from 10 to 20 percent phosphatidylcholine. PC is important for proper brain and neurological function and supports healthy liver detoxification.

Indications: Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder, hepatitis, high cholesterol, liver cirrhosis and detoxification.

Precautions:  Digestive upset, such as diarrhea or nausea, may occur with high dosages.

Dosage: Take 1500 to 9000 mg daily.

 

 

Phosphatidylserine (PS)

Description: PS is a type of phospholipid extracted from soy that is used to build and maintain healthy cell membranes. It is used as a supplement to improve memory and depression, as well as to balance stress hormones. It is one of the few substances known to slow down early-stage Alzheimer's disease.

Indications: Age-associated memory impairment, Alzheimerís disease, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dementia, depression, stress and hormone imbalance.

Precautions: There are no known side effects.

Dosage: Take l00 to 500 mg daily, although most studies used 300 mg.

 

 

Policosanol

the sugarcane extract form. It is composed of a combination of fatty alcohol groups that includes octacosanol. Comparison studies have shown policosanol to be equally effective as pharmaceutical cholesterol-lowering medications.  Policosanol appears to do a better job of increasing the good HDL cholesterol.

Indications:  Angina, high cholesterol, including total and LDL cholesterol, and lipoprotein(a),   intermittent claudication and stroke prevention

Precautions: Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers should not use policosanol.

Dosage: Take 10 to 20 mg with the evening meal.

 

 

Pregnenolone

Description: Pregnenolone is a steroidal hormone produced in large part by the adrenal   glands. It is a precursor hormone that the body uses to manufacture DHEA and progesterone. It is commonly used by holistic doctors for arthritis and autoimmune condition or a   history of hormone-related cancers.

Dosage: Take 10 to 50 mg daily.

 

Progesterone

Description: Progesterone is a hormone that's found in both men and women. For women, it is involved in regulating the menstrual cycle and reproductive function. Progesterone is mainly produced and secreted by the ovaries during ovulation. It is also manufactured by the adrenal glands, the brain, and the placenta in pregnant women. Natural progesterone cream is a popular supplement for the treatment of PMS, menopausal symptoms, endometriosis, and several other conditions.

Indications: Autoimmune conditions, endometriosis, fibrocystic breasts, infertility (female),   irregular menses, menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, ovarian cysts, PMS and uterine fibroids.

Precautions: Natural progesterone cream has a good safety record. Women with a history of cancer should consult with a doctor before using it. Women using the birth control pill or synthetic progestin should avoid it.

Dosage:  The dosage depends on the condition being treated. Menopausal women generally apply a quarter teaspoon (20 mg) to the skin one to two times daily.

 

 

Propolis

Description:  Propolis is "bee glue," the resinous substance that is formed when bees gather propolis from the buds and the bark of trees. The worker bees, with their salivary secretions and wax flakes, seal the chambers and the entrance of the beehive.  Propolis has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Indications:  Gingivitis, herpes, infections, mouth ulcers, periodontal disease, and ulcerative colitis and wound healing

Precautions:   There are rare reports of allergic reactions, such as skin itching and redness.

Dosage:  Take 500 to 1000 mg of the capsule form or 1 to 3 ml of the tincture form, or use it topically as a cream or a spray.

 

 

Psyllium

Description:   Psyllium is a fiber supplement. Psyllium seed husks are popular for the treatment   of constipation. Psyllium has also been shown to lower cholesterol levels.

Indications: Constipation, diabetes, diarrhea, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, high cholesterol and irritable bowel syndrome.

Precautions: Psyllium should be taken two to three hours away from any medications or supplements, as it may hinder absorption.

Dosage: Take 5 grams three times daily, with at least 8 ounces of water.

 

 

Pyruvate

Description: Pyruvate is a by-product of carbohydrate and protein metabolism in the body. It is available as a supplement and is mainly used for weight loss. It has also been  shown to have antioxidant effects and may improve one's exercise endurance.

Indications:  Antioxidant support, athletic support and weight loss.

Precautions: High dosages may cause digestive upset.

Dosage:  Take 5 to 30 grams daily for weight loss.

 

 

 

Top

R

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Red Yeast Rice

Description: Red yeast rice, the fermented product of rice on which red yeast (Monascus  purpureus) is grown, is a supplement that's used to lower cholesterol. Historically, red yeast rice was described in ancient Chinese texts as an aid to improve circulation. Human studies have shown it to effectively reduce cholesterol levels.

Indications:  High cholesterol

 

Precautions:  Mild digestive upset may occur. It should be avoided by pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, people with liver disease, and those on pharmaceutical Cholesterol-lowering medications. It is recommended that coenzyme Ql0 (10-200 mg daily) be supplemented while you take red yeast rice extract, as some researchers theorize that it may cause a deficiency of this nutrient.

Dosage: The dosage used in studies was 1.2 to 2.4 grams of red yeast rice standardized to 10 to 13.5 mg of monacolins. However, FDA regulations do not allow supplement manufacturers to list the concentration of monacolins in their products.

 

 

Resveratrol

Description:  Resveratrol is a compound found in red wine that has potent antioxidant activity.  Preliminary research has demonstrated cardiovascular benefit and possible anticancer properties.

Indications: Antioxidant, cancer prevention and cardiovascular disease prevention

Precautions: There have been no reported side effects.

Dosage: Take 500 mcg to 50 mg daily.

 

 

Royal Jelly

Description: Royal jelly is the substance that worker bees secrete to feed the queen bee. It contains B vitamins and other nutrients. Holistic doctors use it for energy support. It has been shown in studies to lower cholesterol.

Indications:  Fatigue, high cholesterol and stress.

Precautions: People who are allergic to bee pollen or honey should not use royal jelly.

Dosage: The typical adult dosage is 50 to 100 mg daily

 

 

Rye Pollen

Description: Rye pollen is a supplement used for the treatment of chronic prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Indications:  Benign prostatic hyperplasia and chronic prostatitis.

Precautions: There are no reported side effects.

Dosage: Take 3 tablets twice daily.

 

 

Top

S

 

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine)

Description:   SAMe is a naturally occurring substance in the body that is made from combining the amino acid methionine with ATP. It is regarded as a methyl group that enables a variety of biochemical reactions to occur properly. SAMe is mainly used for the treatment of osteoarthritis, depression, and fibromyalgia.

Indications: Depression, detoxification, fibromyalgia, hepatitis, liver cirrhosis and osteoarthritis.

Precautions: SAMe is very safe. However, it is not recommended for people with bipolar disorder. It can be used in conjunction with pharmaceutical antidepressants as long as you are being monitored by a physician.

Dosage: Take 400 to 1,200 mg daily.

 

 

Shark Cartilage

Description: Shark cartilage is used as a supplement for the treatment of cancer and arthritis. It has been reported that shark cartilage prevents the growth of new blood vessels that feed tumors. The health benefits of shark cartilage lack scientific validity. However, some practitioners report obvious clinical improvement in patients.

Indications:  Arthritis and cancer.

Precautions: Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid the supplementation of shark cartilage.

Dosage: Take 50 to 100 mg daily.

 

 

Soy Isoflavones

Description:  Phytoestrogen compounds that are extracted from soy, such as daidzein,   genistein, and glycitein, are known as soy isoflavones. They are commonly used to reduce menopausal, PMS, and other female hormone-related conditions. They have been shown to help improve bone density, protect against bone loss, and reduce cholesterol levels.

Indications: High cholesterol, menopause, PMS and vaginitis.

Precautions:  Women with a history of breast or uterine cancer should avoid isolated soy Isoflavone supplementation until further research shows benefit.

Dosage: Take l00 to 300 mg daily.

 

 

Spirulina

Description: Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that has been consumed as a food by Mexicans for many centuries. It is a rich source of amino acids, chlorophyll, B-vitamins, GLA, carotenoids, and other nutrients. Spirulina has been shown to have immune enhancing effects, it detoxifies heavy metals, and it protects   against radiation sickness. A phytonutrient in spirulina known as phycocyanin has been shown to stimulate the production of blood cells.

Indications:  Anemia, cancer, detoxification, high cholesterol, immune support, radiation poisoning and Vitamin A deficiency

Precautions: No side effects are known.

Dosage: Take 2,000 to 3,000 mg daily.

 

 

Sulforaphane

Description:  Sulforaphane is a phytonutrient found in broccoli sprouts and other cruciferous vegetables. It has potent antioxidant effects, supports healthy detoxification, and improves estrogen balance.

Indications:  Cancer prevention and detoxification.

Precautions: There are no known side effects.

Dosage: Take 400 mg daily.

 

 

Top

T

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

 

Taurine

Description: Taurine is an amino acid like substance that is an important part of bile for fat absorption. It is also essential for the development of the nervous system and for heart function.

Indications: Cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, diabetes, high blood pressure and surgical recovery

Precautions: People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Take 1,500 to 5,000 mg daily.

 

TMG (Trimethylglycine)

Description: TMG, also called betaine, is a supplement that's used to lower homocysteine levels and improve liver detoxification.

Indications: Hepatitis, high homocysteine levels and liver detoxification support.

Precautions: No side effects are known.

Dosage:Take 500 to 3,000 mg daily.

 

 

Tyrosine

Description: This amino acid is derived from another amino acid known as phenylalanine. L-tyrosine is a precursor for the formation of the neurotransmitters L-dopa, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. The skin also converts tyrosine into melanin, the pigment that protects the skin against harmful UV radiation. In addition, this amino acid is required for the synthesis of thyroid hormone.

Indications:  Depression, hypothyroidism, Parkinsonís disease and phenylketonuria

Precautions:  People with liver or kidney disease should not supplement amino acids unless under the direction of a health-care professional.

Dosage: Take 250 to 500 mg twice daily between meals.

 

 

 

Top

V

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

 

Vinpocetine

Description:  Vinpocetine is an extract from the leaf of the periwinkle plant. It has been shown in studies to dilate blood vessels, enhance circulation in the brain, improve oxygen utilization, make red blood cells more pliable, and inhibit aggregation of platelets. Studies have shown it to benefit cognitive function for people with dementia.

Indications: Dementia and memory problems.

Precautions: Pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers should not take vinpocetine. Use caution if you are currently taking blood pressure medications.

Dosage: Take 10 to 20 mg daily

 

 

 

Top

W

 

 

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

Whey Protein

Description:  Whey is a component of cow's milk and is good source of branched- chain amino acids, which are required for the maintenance and the building of muscle mass. Whey protein has also been shown to increase the body's levels of glutathione, a very important antioxidant.

Indications: Athlete's support, and meal replacement

Precautions: People with kidney or liver disease should check with their physicians before supplementing whey protein.

Dosage: Take 25 grams daily.

 

 

 

 

Top

U X Y Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Each of the products described within Our Web Site is being sold as a dietary supplement in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The herbal and health information provided in this Web Site is intended for educational purposes only. The products described are intended solely as food and dietary supplements to enhance general health. Nothing listed within this Web Site should be considered as medical advice for dealing with a given problem. You should consult your health care professional for individual guidance for specific health problems. Persons with serious medical conditions should seek professional care.

 

 

 

 

Integer 123